On 5 March, the Taxi Charity escorted over 100 veterans to the North Cheam Sports and Social Club for lunch.
The veterans were invited by Taxi Charity supporter and friend, Tony Millard, the manager of the North Cheam Sports and Social Club, for one final veterans’ lunch before the club closes later this year. Ian Parsons, Taxi Charity chairman, said: “Tony Millard is the most generous publican I have ever known. Every year since 2012, he has organised a wonderful lunch for the veterans which they always thoroughly enjoy. Tony is a great supporter of the charity and has raised thousands of pounds for us over the years and we are very grateful for everything he has done to promote the work we do.” Marie Scott, a veteran WREN, who sent messages to and from the beaches on D-Day, said: “I have been lucky enough to attend several of the lunches that Tony has organised at North Cheam Sports and Social Club. They are always a super event, all the staff look after us so well, and we all have a great time catching up with our friends.” After lunch, the Taxi Charity thanked Tony Millard for his many years of support and presented him with a framed photograph of their WWII veteran collection team who raise money for the club by shaking their buckets at train stations across London.